Comments on the revised visa exemption regulation

The Royal Thai Embassy wishes to comment on the revised visa exemption regulation (effective since 31 December 2016) where nationals entitled to a 30-days visa exemption (as indicated in the list below*, except Malaysia nationals) are required to obtain visa if they wish to enter Thailand through land border checkpoints more than twice during a calendar year, as follows:

1. The revised visa exemption regulation is intended to prevent any foreigner who utilizes a 30-days exemption period to work continuously in Thailand (visa runner).

2. Thailand and Singapore has an Exchange of Notes where Singapore passport holders are waived visa fee for any category of visa.

3. Singaporeans who wish to enter Thailand through land border checkpoints more than twice during a calendar year are required to apply for visa but visa fee would be waived.

4. Singaporeans can apply for any type of visa at Royal Thai Embassy in Singapore through electronic visa application system: https://visaonline.thaiembassy.sg

5. Visa on arrival can only be granted at 48 Immigration Checkpoints in Thailand to visitors from 21 nations, excluding Singapore.

6. For more information, please visit
http://www.thaiembassy.sg/visa-matters-consular
For any question regarding the regulation or any visa inquiry, please email
[email protected] or call +65 6737 2644, ext. 665

*List of countries/territories entitled to a 30-days visa Exemption:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Czech Republic, Demark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America.

1 June 2017